Following CBN Policy, Four Firms Begin Local Milk Production In Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Plateau

In line with the CBN policy to discourage the importation of milk, four dairy products manufacturers have commenced the process for the local production of milk, an official has said. The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, who announced in Abuja on Thursday, gave the names of the companies. They are FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Neon Agro, Chi Limited [...]

By | September 27th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Dangote Tomato Processing Plant Shutdown Over Failure Of Farmers To Supply Tomatoes

  Dangote tomato processing factory located in Kano is shut at the moment.The Bloomberg reported that the farmers engaged to supply the factory with raw materials abandoned tomato farming at the start of the rainy season in May, and moved to cultivation of other crops.The factory resumed operations in March after being idle for three years.According [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Food Scarcity Imminent If Jukun/Tiv Crisis Persists

Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Taraba chapter, Pastor Isaiah Jirapye, has said that food crisis is imminent if the Tiv/Jukun communal violence was not checked. Jirapye told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Jalingo that the tribes locked in the conflict were predominantly farmers, lamenting that the violence had made it difficult for [...]

By | September 15th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Delta Fish Farmers Count Losses As Flood Sweeps Away Over 3,000 Ponds

Fish farmers in Ekpan, Uvwie council area of Delta State are counting their losses, which run into millions following recent flood in the area. President General of Uvwie Kingdom, Chief Austin Ukuwrere told newsmen that fishes in over 3,000 ponds were carried away by the flood. Ukuwere explained that the waters overflowed the ponds and [...]

By | September 13th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Northern Governors Dump Rural Grazing Area(RUGA) Policy, Adopts National Livestock Transformation Plan

Northern Governors have risen from their emergency meeting in Kaduna on Thursday to dump the controversial Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) policy for National Livestock Transformation Plan, as best way to tackle the age long herder/farmers clashes in the region. They also resolved to continue to adopt a sustainable and holistic approach towards tackling the security [...]

By | September 12th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Zamfara Partners Russian Government To Improve Agric Sector, Others

Zamfara  State Government is to partner the Russian Government to develop critical sectors of its economy. This was discussed at a meeting between the Zamfara State Governor, Dr. Bello Matawalle, and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Mr Alexey Shebarshin, at the Russian Embassy in Abuja. The meeting focused on improving the agriculture, education and [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Amarava Rice Mill, Kano To Double Its Rice Production Capacity

Amarava Rice Mill based in Kano is poised to double its rice production capacity this month. Amarava, the first end-to-end made-in-Nigeria rice mill,  was  inaugurated in the fall of 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari. The mill is to boost its production capacity by over 100 percent, to the tune of 500 metric tonnes daily even [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

How Food Production Fuels Global Warming

Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the planet from overheating, but it would surely make things easier if they did. That’s the ambiguous and — for many on either side of this meaty issue — unsatisfying conclusion of the most comprehensive report ever compiled on the link between climate [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Lagos State Government Acquires 84 Hectares Of Farmland In Osogbo For Food Sufficiency

Lagos acquires farms at Osogbo for food sufficiency Lagos State Government has acquired 84 hectares of land in Osogbo, Osun State with the aim of cultivating various types of crops to produce food to meet the immediate needs of the residents of the State. The Commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos, Prince Gbolahan Lawal disclosed in [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

RIPAN To Begin Sale Of Rice At N13,300 Per Bag

The Rice Processors Association of Nigeria on Thursday said the association has agreed to sell rice for between N13,300 and N14,000 per bag. The association also expressed support for the Federal Government’s closure of the land border with Benin Republic and other neighboring countries. President of RIPAN, Mohammed Maifata, said this during a chat with journalists [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Gunmen Attack Farmers In Taraba

One person has been reportedly killed and four others injured after gunmen attacked a farm along Kasuwan Haske Tanaye, in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State. According to the Chairman of the Council Shiban Tikari, the five persons who are all family members were harvesting their crops when the bandits stormed the farm and [...]

By | August 26th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

NDLEA Warn Gombe Farmers Against Inducing Labourers With Hard Drugs

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has warned farmers in Gombe State against inducing labourers with hard drugs to work for them. Mr Aliyu Adole, the NDLEA Commandant in the state, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday. He noted that investigation reveals that some farmers were in [...]

By | August 16th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

NECA, LCCI React To President Buhari’s Directive To CBN On Food Importation

Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association and the Centre for Social Justice say the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria to withdraw foreign exchange for importation of food is coming at a wrong time. They made their views known on Wednesday in separate statements made available to our correspondents. The Lagos Chamber [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Lagos State Government Confiscates Truckload Of Poisonous Cowhide(Ponmo)

The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had confiscated a truckload of poisonous cowhide (ponmo) at Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Olayiwole Onasanya, who described the cowhide as  Ebola ponmo said the item was imported into the country [...]

By | July 9th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

NAFDAC Orders The Recall Of Eva Table Water(75cl) From The Market Over Suspected Contamination

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has directed the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited to recall Eva premium table Water 75cl over suspected contamination. The agency disclosed this in a Twitter post on Friday. According to NAFDAC, the production of the water has been suspended pending the outcome of investigation being [...]

By | July 6th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

To Prevent Explosion, Learn How To Check The Expiry Date Of A Gas Cylinder

Gas cylinders are essential components in our kitchens and almost every home owns it. it is important to know that a gas cylinder could be as dangerous as its importance if certain factors are not checked constantly. There have been many cases of gas cylinder explosions and when this happens, lives are lost and properties [...]

By | June 22nd, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Ahead Of Ramadan, Prices Of Tomatoes, Pepper, Others Increase By 60% In Lagos

Ahead of Ramadan, prices of tomato and pepper have soared by 60 per cent in some markets in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN survey conducted at Mile 12, Oke Odo, Oyingbo and Iddo markets, Lagos, reveals that a 40 kilogramme (kg) basket of tomato, which cost N5,000 two weeks ago [...]

By | May 4th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Beware Of Poisonous Kpomo Sold In The Markets, Lagos State Government Warns Residents

Lagos State government said it has arrested three persons connected with the sale of toxic cow-skin aka ‘Kpomo’ in Ojo Local Government area and Iba Local Council Development Area of the State leading to the confiscation of large quantities of poisonous 'Kpomo'. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, stated that the three persons [...]

By | April 29th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Health Benefits Of African Star Apple/Cherry

The botanical name for African Star Apple or Cherry is chrysophyllum albidum. It belongs to the family of sapotaceae. It is popularly called udara in Igbo, agbalumo in Yoruba, and otien in Edo. While many find the taste unpleasant, some find the sticky nature of the inner pulp of the fruit unappealing. The health benefits of [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Price Of Chicken Increases By 66% In Asaba And Its Environs

Price of Chicken has increased by 66 per cent in Asaba and its environs due to the Christmas festivities, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. A survey by a NAN correspondent showed that the price of big cock which was sold for N6,000 in 2017 now sells for between N9,000 and N10,000 in Asaba and [...]

By | December 25th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments
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